Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) and Sharaf Group have established a new firm, K Line Shipping & Logistics (KLSL).
Based in Dubai, UAE, KLSL will carry out businesses in the fields of marine transportation, logistics, land transportation, air cargo transportation, warehousing and supply chain solutions.
The company will aim to develop new businesses through a network actively, "K" Line and Sharaf Group.
K Line Shipping & Logistics (KLSL) is said to be the first affiliate of a Japanese shipping line to operate in the Middle East. It acts in the marine and land transport and logistics spheres, and is aimed at leveraging new new business through the networks of K Line and Sharaf Group.
The management side is made up of Takashi Kodera, Director & General Manager; Kazutaka Imaizumi, Director & Chairman; and Ibrahim Sharaf, Director & Vice Chairman.
Sharaf Group was established in 1976 by Ibrahim Sharaf and Sharafuddin Sharaf and now has more than 11,000 employees. It is active in a number of shipping and other civil business fields.